Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Can't We All Just Get Along?

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I sat around and pondered this post for 2 days. I really had no idea what I wanted to pour my heart out about this week. Sure, I could come up with a few topics. But, they border on politics and I just didn't want to go there. In fact, I decided a long time ago that I would not ever bring politics onto this blog. And I intend to keep it that way.

Now, don't get me wrong. I am a very political person. So much so that I probably could have majored in politics and been ok in my classes. But, I get so tired of having to constantly defend my political viewpoints. Why should I have to? I never ask anyone else to defend their political stance. I simply accept their stance and move on.

I get tired of being called names because I don't agree with someone else's view. Why is that such a problem? Why should I have to agree with another? Isn't that the beauty of our political system? Wasn't it supposed to be a great thing that we could choose our political stance?

I am very educated in my politics. I read and listen to both sides. I research for both sides and I make my decisions. I made my political party decision when I was 10. 10! As I grew older and became more and more educated I learned that my decision then was right. It is very difficult to get me to deviate from my beliefs. However, I won't push my beliefs on you if you won't push your beliefs on me.

I wish politics could end there. But, sadly in this world they don't. Instead, supporters of Political Party A get bashed continuously by Political Party B for their beliefs. But, then Political Party B gets upset if anyone disagrees with their beliefs. It's just a giant mess. Why can't we all just do what is best for our country. The country that we should be taking care of so that our kids, grandkids, etc. can have a wonderful place to live and prosper. Isn't that what is truly important in all this?

Politics shouldn't be a topic to cause a war between friends or even family. Politics should be a learning experience and then a chance to work together to create a great country.

** I purposely left out any information that would reveal my political affiliation. **


Shell said...

What bothers me are those people who are very vocal about everyone should be entitled to their own opinion... but what they really mean is everyone with THEIR opinion can say what they want, everyone else is wrong.

Kirsten Jill Robbins said...

Abraham Lincoln said "just because we disagree, it does not mean we must be disagreeable"...or something like that. I am comfortable listening to another viewpoint and I am comfortable when someone says "I disagree with you." I really don't feel the obligation to "bring them in to my camp". My views are pretty firm but I'm a big believer in diversity. Loved this post. You were very objective.
Jill - Ripped Jeans & Bifocals

Sarah Cass said...

I don't ever talk politics either...or religion (although I've been considering a PYHO post about my religion). It's just too hot button and I like to live with as litte confrontation as possible.

Chris Carter said...

I love this. It is just so true!! I stay away from politics on my blog as well, and I absolutely groan at all of the fighting and bashing that runs rampant in our country between our 'fellowmen'.

United- seems to have lost any meaning.